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American Spirit Plates How-To

In support of our great country and you my creative family and friends, I’m sharing 2 American themed red, white and blue plates.

I love having an assortment of fused glass pieces on hand to display in my home. These bold glass pieces add a colorful touch to your counter or coffee table. Read on, and you’ll see that these decorative pieces are fast, easy and fun to make.

This rectangular dish looks simple, but the bold colors and elongated shape make a dramatic statement when this bright beauty is on display.

American Pride Plate by Lisa Vogt

American Pride Plate, 7” x 14”

Cut a clear base layer to fit your slumping mold. This dish measures 7” x 14”.

Cut ½” squares out of clear glass and white glass. Cut 1” squares out of red glass and blue glass. I used opal glass, but transparent looks terrific too.

Arrange the squares on the clear base layer. Fire the glass to a full fuse temperature using the firing guide below. Slump the fused glass into a shallow mold using the guide below. Done!

American Flag Plate by Lisa Vogt

Red, White and Blue Flag Plate, 10” x 10”

The combination of rich colors along with the soft profile, make this plate a wonderful addition to any collection, and you’ll love how easy it is to make.

Cut a 10 inch square out of clear glass for the base layer. Cut a graceful curve off each side.

Sketch your flag design on paper. Cut the paper pattern up and use it as a guide to cut the glass pieces that make up the design layer. Grind the cut glass as needed to remove any sharp edges and to improve the shapes.

Arrange the design layer on the clear base layer. Fire the glass to a full fuse temperature using the firing guide below. Slump the fused glass into a shallow mold using the guide below.

American Pride Plate and Red, White and Blue Flag Plate as seen in my eBook Fireworks.

FireWorks! Fun and festive fusing!                                          Cover + 7 color pages
40 Pages, 34 Color Pictures, 35 Patterns
Celebrate glass crafting year round with this flashy assortment of easy-to-make projects for all seasons. This 40 page pattern book with 34 color photographs will spark your imagination and ignite your creativity. This collection of 35 patterns comes complete with assembly instructions, detailed fusing guides and slumping guides.

Fireworks eBook by Lisa Vogt

Just like that you have a wonderful patriotic plate to brighten your home.

Fusing Guide Project up to 14”
Segment 1: Ramp 300 F/hr to 1300 and hold 30 min.
Segment 2: Ramp 500F/hr to 1465 and hold 10 min.
Segment 3: Ramp 9999(AFAP*) to 960 and hold 40 min.
Segment 4: Cool to room temperature.
*As fast as possible

Slumping Guide
Segment 1: Ramp 300 F/hr to 1265 and hold 10 min.
Segment 2: Ramp 9999(AFAP*) to 960 and hold 40 min.
Segment 3: Cool to room temperature.
*As fast as possible

NOTE: Kilns fire differently. Test fire these guides in your kiln and then make adjustments as needed.

Happy fusing!


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DIY Pendant Lights Wee Webinar


NEW Upcoming Wee Webinar!
DIY Pendant Lights with Lisa Vogt, February 4, 2021
Register here:

Design, fabrication and installation by Jake and Jessie Battin

Custom pendant lights are a wonderful way to add a custom, personalized touch to your family’s hub, the kitchen. In this special event I’ll share treasured fun and creative family time in my glass studio with you. You’ll follow the design and construction of two beautiful pendant lights as my daughter and son-in-law dive deep into the world of glass fusing to create beautiful fixtures to light up the loving center of their new home.

In this concentrated, live event you will learn how to make 2 stylish fused glass pendant lights from start to finish. We will show you step-by-step how to create an attractive design, how to cut large glass circles, and how to create three-D design elements that pop. In addition, I’ll share project specific firing guides I developed to successfully fuse, tack and drape pieces with an intricate free-form shape.

As a bonus, we’ll share images of our ugly, but lovable, test piece. You’ll learn why we didn’t like it and how we adjusted the project assembly and firings to achieve the results we wanted.

Plus, we will show you how easy it is to drill the holes needed to accommodate the light fixtures. And we’ll demonstrate how to assemble and install the lights.

Also included, you’ll receive a tools and materials list that includes detailed information about the draping mold, the glass drill bits and the lighting fixtures we used.

All DIY creative enthusiasts are invited to attend. Enjoy the thrill of renewed inspiration, motivation, and artistic freedom after seeing how easy it is to add your own personal, artistic touch to your home.


Currents as seen in Sculptural Fused Glass Video

Sculptural Fused Glass, 4-Day, Hands-on Workshop April 27-30, 2021
Register today! 4 seat available. Register here!  
Wesley Chapel, Florida, 4-Day, Hands-on, Class size is limited.

This is the turning-point workshop you’ve been waiting for.

It’s hard to describe what it’s like when I’m feeling the creative flow. Time flies. Hours pass in what I thought were minutes. My naturally distracted mind is focused on what my hands are doing, and nothing else. I get lost in my own world. When I return to reality, I feel rejuvenated and spiritually uplifted. That’s why I like sharing my studio space with others. I try to give them that experience and hope they feel the same inspiration and fulfillment I do. -Lisa

 This class is for you! Any skill level can attend. Beginner, intermediate and advanced students alike will learn how to advance their glass fusing skills and expand their artistic style.

 Join me and I’ll show you all the pro tips and tricks I use to make stunning 3-dimnesional art. You’ll learn how to combine advanced techniques in new ways to create extraordinary sculptural pieces of art.

You’ll leave class with several completed glass sculptures, my custom firing guides and a deeper understanding of sculptural fused glass fabrication. You’ll have the knowledge, confidence, and inspiration you’ve been craving to take your artwork to the next level.

Materials are included, that’s a $150.00 value!

Here’s what the students from my recent November 2020 class are saying about the workshop.

 “There is a wealth of material, tools and possible projects. Lisa is very motivating, informative, and supportive. The variety of materials is amazing. The number of projects we made in 4 days is beyond what I expected. The classroom set up was very well organized. I felt completely comfortable and safe with plenty of space and sanitizer. This class was beyond my expectations.” -Jane

 “My favorite thing was Lisa’s knowledge and wealth of information. I was surprised by how many projects we made. I was very comfortable with the classroom set up and loved everything about this class. I learned so much and it was fun. My least favorite part was Friday at 4:00 pm.” -Liz

 “My favorite thing about this class was the variety of glass and other materials. Unlimited dichroic! I was comfortable with the classroom set up; Lisa had lots of little personal touches that made it special. Thanks for the wonderful lunches!” -Gail

 Student comments from previous classes.

 “My favorite part about the class was the non-stop building and the generous amount of materials available. What surprised me about the class was how full the schedule was. Usually, you do 1 project. We did 5 in 4 days. Thank you so much for your generosity.”   -Christine 

 “My favorite part about the class was the variety of projects we made. What surprised me was the number of projects we completed. Awesome experience – will come again in the future.” -Monica

“Instruction was clear, help was always available, and Lisa’s explanation of the equipment was great.” -Sherry

“My favorite thing about the class was the friendly atmosphere that encouraged open thoughts and sharing ideas.” -Lyn

“I enjoyed making all the projects, especially the flow piece and the freedom to be creative with our work.”  -Joy

“My favorite thing about the class was the ability to see multiple pieces of art that originated from concepts taught.” -Vicki

“Lisa is very professional, knowledgeable and freakishly talented. House, art, mosaic, her work – really fun and beautiful.” -Lorna

 “Incredible class. Lisa shared her artistic knowledge of color flow and her technical knowledge of glass.” -Larry

 “I had so much fun! Lisa is a great teacher!” -Brenda

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